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Ranking lost WRC legend Richard Burns' 10 best rallies

Richard Burns was a determined driver who took on the best rally drivers in the world during a boom period in the early 2000s, and beat them. On the 20th anniversary of his crowning glory in winning the 2001 WRC title, and 16 years on from his death on the same date, we pick out his 10 greatest drives

Two decades ago today, Richard Burns and Robert Reid conquered their Everest. Third place on the 2001 Rally GB allowed them to stand on top of the world and bask in the glory of being the best in the business.

Four years on to the day, Burns lost his battle with the astrocytoma that first appeared late in a 2003 World Rally Championship campaign that had the British pair looking odds-on for a second title in three years. Instead, Burns began a new fight that he had no chance of winning.

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